Friday, 29 April 2016

SprezzaBox Review - April 2016 - Men's Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.
What is it? SprezzaBox
How Much? $34 per month, including shipping. Save on 3, 6, and 12 month terms. All prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? 3-4 lifestyle products and 1 grooming item to help a man redefine his style experience.

SprezzaBox is a subscription box for men that sends 4-5 products each month to help men add more style to their wardrobes. Each box will contain 3-4 lifestyle products and 1 grooming item. A typical box will have a tie, socks, an accessory and a grooming product. You may also be surprised with an occasional pocket square, bow tie, cuff links, or other trendy product. SprezzaBox is geared towards the "modern corporate man, everyday dapper gent ", or just those looking to spruce themselves up once in a while!
The Chelsea box helps you welcome warm weather and all the activities that come with it.

Paul Evans Socks ($20)
These socks are an exclusive collaboration between SprezzaBox and Paul Evans. It's the first socks for the brand, and they're available exclusively to subscribers! 

SPREZZA Pocket Square ($18)
This square has a sort of hashtag pattern on the outside and a plaid pattern on the inside so it can be worn both ways.

Weekend Casual Anchors Away Necktie ($30)
This silk and cotton tie is a perfect colour and pattern for bright spring weather. 

Wine Pourer & Stopper ($20) 
I love when Sprezza includes live style items like this in the box. Whether he drinks wine or not, every man should own 2 wine glasses, a corkscrew, and a wine stopper!

Handy Corkscrew ($12)
As I said, a corkscrew is something every man should own, and he should know how to use it. Butler style corkscrews like this wood grain one are my favourite, and I am actually in need of a new one, so this is perfect. 

MRKT Coasters ($12)
These coasters from Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger are made with recycled felt. The felt is highly dense and super durable. The bright colours are perfect for patio season. This is another SprezzaBox exclusive item!

The April SprezzaBox included six items, with a retail value of $112 US. This box costs $34 US for Canadians. This is a great box since it includes some great seasonally appropriate fashion accessories, as well as some quality, practical lifestyle items.

If you are interested in signing up, you can save 10% off your first box on a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription, or save 15% off your entire purchase in the Sprezza Store. Use promo code BOXADDICT10 at checkout to claim your discount. The Sprezza Store includes products from past boxes, as well as complete boxes from previous months. 

Click here to check out SprezzaBox.



Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Bakers Krate Review - April 2016 - Canadian Baked Goods Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.
What is it? Bakers Krate
How Much? $19.99 per month, plus $9.99 shipping. Save on 3 and 6 month terms. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? 6 or more gourmet desserts delivered to your door



Bakers Krate is a Canadian subscription that sends gourmet, artisan baked good straight to your door each month. Bakers Krate curates different sweets and desserts from Canadian bakeries and treat makers. Each box contains at least six different fresh baked goods for you to enjoy.

Whether you like it sweet or savoury, we got you covered! Tired of Bakery Hopping to find out what's good? We do the research and bring the good stuff to you!

Bakers Krate ships throughout the month, between the 1st and the 20th. Sign up before the 19th of the month and you will receive that month's box. You can skip a month or cancel anytime.

A small wooden fork is taped to the inside lid. It's not always needed, but it's a nice touch!

The included product card includes details on each item, as well as "best before" dates. A separate sheet listing the ingredients for each item is also included. 

First look!

Cake-Ology Raspberry Imperial Cookies 
A larger version of this cookie was included in the August box. It's two shortbread cookies sandwiched with raspberry jam, and topped with royal icing. These are one of my faves! 

Cake-Ology Earl Grey Meringue
I love meringues and this one had great texture. It was soft and chewy on the inside, but I didn't catch the Earl Grey flavour. I actually thought it was vanilla!

Cookie Girl Salted Caramel Cookies
We first experienced Cookie Girl last month, and I proclaimed her chocolate chip cookie one of the best I've ever had. These salted caramel cookies did not disappoint. I shared one with a friend and she was equally enamored. 

Goodies Bake Shop Chocolate Brownie Square 
This is another item that was featured in the August box, and it's way better than I remember. It arrived in perfect condition and tasted rich and chocolatey. I loved the moist, cake-like texture.

Goodies Bake Shop Peanut Butter Oat Square (Oh Henry Slice)
This oat square has a layer of PB topped with a layer of chocolate. I enjoyed the PB and chocolate taste but oat squares aren't my favourite. My boyfriend preferred this one to the brownie. Incedentally, the squares are large enough to be cut in two so they can be shared. I find that a half portion is just the right amount. 

The April Bakers Krate included seven items. My favourite this month was the Cookie Girl Salted Caramel cookies. I would be happy if Cookie Girl was included every month! This is one of my favouirte boxes to receive each month, because I get to share the treats with friends, although I could easily eat them all myself!

Are you interested in trying Bakers Krate? Use promo code SWEET to save 10% off your first month. New subscribers only!

Click here to check out Bakers Krate.


 
Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

GlobeIn Benefit Basket Review - April 2016 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.
What is it? GlobeIn Benefit Basket
How Much? $19.95/month or $56.95/3 months. Additional $12 shipping per box. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? A handcrafted good nestled inside a handwoven basket

Each month, GlobeIn delivers the Artisan Gift Box, a collection of artisan-made products from around the world, curated around a central theme. From the GlobeIn Artisan Box, comes the GlobeIn Benefit Basket.
Think of it as a mini Artisan Box: a budget-friendly alternative for mindful consumers looking to discover crafted, distinct goods that empower remarkable artisans in remote regions of the world.
The Benefit Basket includes one incredible handcrafted good, inspired by the month's Artisan Box theme, delivered to you nestled inside GlobeIn's signature handwoven basket. Inside each Benefit Basket, you will also find a story about the artisan, their community, and how you are making an impact on their lives with your purchase.

The theme for the April Artisan Box was "Spring Clean". Inspired by that theme, the Benefit Basket contains a woven dish towel set from India!

First look

Coyuchi Diamond Stripe Kitchen Towel Set ($15)
These towels are made from 100% organic cotton, sourced and woven in India. They are soft and absorbent. I'm in love with the Coyuchi website. They have beautiful bedding.

GlobeIn Signature Handwoven Basket ($12)
Handcrafted in Mexico from discarded palm leaves by indigenous Oaxacan artisans and colored using natural, water-borne paints, each basket can take up to six hours to weave. They are perfect for gift giving. Tie with a bow and use instead of wrapping paper!

The April GlobeIn Benefit Basket contained a set of organic cotton dish towels, woven in India. The value of this collection is $27 US. The dish towels are high quality and very well made. I'm hesitant to use them because they are so nice! 

If you are interested in subscribing to the Benefit Basket, new customers can use coupon code TRYBENEFIT to save 35% off their first month's box with a purchase of a 3-month Benefit Basket subscription. That gives you $7 off, bringing your 3-month subscription down to $49.95, plus shipping.

Click here to check out GlobeIn Benefit Basket.



Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Club Evoq Review - April 2016 - Canadian Men's Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Club Evoq
How Much? $49/month including shipping. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? A package of coordinated high-fashion accessories for men

Club Evoq is a Canadian subscription box that sends high quality fashion accessories for men. Products may include ties, bow-ties, pocket squares, cuff links, and grooming products. You can expect various seasonal designs and colours.
Our team is here to make dressing for success equally accessible and effortless for you. We love what we do and we want to channel that love through all of our products. 

What makes Club Evoq different is that they work directly with a manufacturers and cut out the middleman, doing all of the supply-chain management themselves. This means quality products at a low monthly cost.

First look.

Wolf Clothing Co. Playboy Socks ($14)
Wolf socks are designed in Vancouver! These socks are a cotton/poly/spandex blend. The colours and design are great!

19 Fifties Union Original Pomade Sample
19 Fifities Classic Men's Grooming is based in Toronto. Their products are named after an event or landmark originated or took place in 1950s Toronto. The pomade is alcohol free, and also paraben & sulfate free. 

Navy Power Tie
This is a "Club Evoq" branded tie, created especially for this box. It's great quality and the colours and pattern are very classic.

Here is a close up of the tie pattern.

Four Panel Pocket Square
This is another Club Evoq branded product. This square is navy and white, with 4 different patterns. Fold it different ways to get different looks. Great idea!

Stainless Steel Tie Clip
This little tie clip goes well with the included tie. It's simple but elegant.

The April Club Evoq included five products. It's not possible to do a proper valuation for this box due to the custom-made items, but I'm pretty confident that these products would retail for quite a bit more than the $49 subscription cost. The socks alone cost $14! It's a great first offering and really gives subscribers an idea of what to expect from Club Evoq. The products are well made and on-trend. I also like that they've included some Canadian brands and products. It's great to have a new high-quality men's fashion box in the Canadian market.

Interested in trying Club Evoq? Use promo code cdnboxaddict to save 10% off your first month. 

Click here to check out Club Evoq.



 Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Friday, 22 April 2016

BuddhiBox Review - April 2016 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? BuddhiBox
How Much? $30.95 per month, plus $9.99 shipping to Canada. All prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? Mix of 4-6 full-size products and product samples to enrich mind, body, and soul.

BuddhiBox is a subscription service for yoga lovers. The goal of BuddhiBox is to deliver "monthly mindfulness through a curated box of products that enhance your yoga practice and lifestyle". Each month you will receive items that enrich mind, body, and soul. Items may include healthy food, supplements, beauty products, and yoga accessories. A monthly BuddhiBox will include 4-6 products for you to discover and share. Even if you don't practice yoga, BuddhiBox is for people who enjoy a peaceful and mindful existence. BuddhiBox practices Saucha (living purely) and only partners with businesses that follow ethical and conscious standards in production. They also donate a portion of proceeds to charity.

First look

This month we have the "Crow Pose" and two recipes - "Magical De-Bloat Potion" and "Golden Mama Milk".

Product Card

Namas Bar in Almond Cocoa  ($2.25)
Namas Bar is organic, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, and made with no added sugars. For every bar sold, Namas Bar donates one meal to a person in need.

Wellness by Helen Herbal Face Cleanser (2oz, $18)
This powdered herbal face cleanser is made with a blend of Ayurvedic herbs that have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, detoxifying, clearing and rejuvenating properties. Powder cleansers are great for travel!
Blend Bee Calm My Dosha Tea (21g, $3)
This Ayurvedic blend of organic spices & herbs, this blend will entice all your senses. This sample packet makes 7 cups and includes a reusable muslin tea bag.

Neelu Kaur Amrit Nectar of the Divine Roll-On ($30)
Amrit is a  blend of Bergamot, Natural Vanilla, Rosewood, Patchouli, Mandarin, Amyris, Rose and Jojoba oils. It is a subtle and pleasing smell. I like it quite a bit.

Skin Yoga Coffee Body Scrub Miniature Samples ($9.99)
These little 22g single use samples are perfect for travel. Coffee scrubs are a favourite of mine. It's a great way to wake up during your morning shower. Skin Yoga is based in India but ships worldwide. The box lists the price as $9.99 but on the website, they offer 3 Miniature Sample boxes (like this one) for $18 CDN. I really want to try the Almond Orange Face Scrub!

The April BuddhiBox contains five items, with a retail value over $63 US. I discovered some great new products from this box, and I plan to check out Skin Yoga again. There isn't anything for actual yoga practice in this box, but I actually prefer that, since I don't practice yoga! 

If you are interested in trying BuddhiBox, you can save 10% off your subscription using promo code YOGAEVERYDAY.

Click here to check out BuddhiBox.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up. 

Thursday, 21 April 2016

GlobeIn Artisan Box Review - April 2016 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE + MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.
What is it? GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box
How Much? $40/month, $114/3months, $210/6months + $12 shipping per box. All prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? A themed collection of artisan-made products from around the world
 
Each month, GlobeIn delivers “the globe in a box” - a collection of artisan-made products from around the world, curated around a central theme. GlobeIn introduces you to products that you can feel good about - they are often organic, fair-trade, and support artisans and farmers from around the world.

Click here to see all my previous GlobeIn Gift Box reviews.

The theme for April is "Spring  Clean".
Our mission this month is to get you geared up (literally) for the big spring clean, and maybe even...excited for it? For starters, let’s do some re-framing. Forget tedious chore and think sanctified ritual—you certainly wouldn’t be alone in doing so. 

First look!

Product booklet

Peace Handicraft Products Upcycled Plant Pot ($10)
This is similar to the upcycled laundry bag we received in the Laundry Box, just on a tiny scale. This little container, made from recycled rice bags in Cambodia, is labeled as a plant pot, but it could be used to contain anything. I'm thinking, since it's weather proof, it will be great next to the BBQ to hold seasonings and oil. Subscribers had the option to receive this container, or the usual palm leaf woven basket.

Toockies Multi Purpose Scrub Cloths ($10)
Toockies are 100% organic cotton and jute scrub cloths, handmade in India. We received a set of Toockies in the Bake Box as well. 

Kitchen Towel ($12)
This is a woven dish cloth made in Turkey... another Turkish Towel! This one doesn't match my kitchen decor so I'm thinking it's another great item to have outside at the BBQ and patio table. Can you tell I'm ready for BBQ season?

Hanging Wall Organizer ($30)
This wall organizer is sewn by disabled residents in the Peruvian Andes mountains. I hung mine in my utility closet to hold vacuum tools and other odds and sods.

Clean & Fair Lemon Lime Multi Surface Cleaner ($5)
This cleaner is made from palm and coconut oil and supports farmers in Ghana and India. The cleaner is non-toxic, biodegradable, and hypo-allergenic. It smells amazing too!

The April "Spring Clean" GlobeIn Artisan Box included five items, valued at $67 US. It's a great theme. I love the little upcycled container. The cleaner smells fantastic, and I'm happy to have more Toockies and another Turkish Towel (seriously, I love them). GlobeIn has the best curation of any box out there. The products chosen always fit the theme perfectly and they are all practical and useful. GlobeIn also supports impoverished regions and artisans, and encourage the use of sustainable and fair trade products. For these reasons, GlobeIn is easily one of my favourite monthly boxes. 

Interested in trying GlobeIn's Artisan Box? New customers can use coupon code WELCOME to save $10 OFF a 3-month or longer Artisan Box subscription. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the great Mother's Day promo described below. Only one promo can be used per order.


Mother's Day Special 
Still looking for a gift for mom? Why not an Artisan subscription? Order before April 27th and use coupon code LOVEUMOM to receive a FREE GIFT along with the Artisan Box subscription.

Offer valid for new subscriptions or gift purchases of 3 months or longer. The code is valid until 11:59pm PST on April 27th. 

The free gift is a 2oz tub of Gardener's Hand Salve from Hand in Hand Soap, valued at $10.



This offer is available internationally, however, GlobeIn cannot guarantee Canadian delivery in time for Mother's Day. Order soon if you want it by Mother's Day! The first Artisan Box will be shipped after May 18th.Your free-gift delivery will include a note card, as pictured above.

Click here to check out GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box.